Get more out of your Stinngo B&B Calendar
(This post previously appeared in Dutch)
Five tips to get more out of your Stinngo B&B Calendar (previously: Avvie Calendar). The B&B Calendar allows you to manage the reservations for your bed and breakfast and publish the calendars on your website. But there is more that Stinngo does to make your life a little easier.
1. Manage reservations from your iPhone.
There’s a special app that allows you to manage your reservations from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. You are no longer tied to your computer to manage your reservations. You can download the app here: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/avvie-b-b-calendar/id360275521?mt=8
2. Automatic updates for a range of other calendars
With a so called ‘iCal link’ you can have your calendars updated on lots of other sites. That can save you a lot of work.
You can create an iCal link in the Stinngo Control Panel under the heading “Export cal to Airbnb, Wimdu…”. You can add that link to have your calendars automatically updated on sites like:
You find the most up to date list of sites on the Stinngo Support Site.
For the sites marked with * you can add the iCal link yourself. For the other sites you need to contact the support / webmaster of the site to have the link included.
If you have the Stinngo Calendar in combination with a listing on www.bedandbreakfastrooms.com, then of course your calendar can be published on that site as well.
3. Using templates for your email responses
You can create a number of templates to quickly reply to guests. You can customize those templates in the Stinngo Control Panel under the heading “Email templates”. It will make it a lot easier to send your guests an email. You can use the templates directly from the calendar through your web browser and through the iPhone app as well.
4. Publish your calendar in multiple languages
If you have a website in multiple languages, you can publish the calendar in the corresponding language on each page. The calendar is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
5. Seamless integration with your Stinngo website
The Stinngo Calendar integrates seamlessly with the Stinngo website creator, an online service that lets you create your own B&B website, which then is not only suitable for computers, but for mobiles and tablets at the same time.
Hugo Lingeman is an innkeeper and internet entrepreneur. He developed the Stinngo B&B Calendar (with the iPhone app) and is co-founder of Stinngo, a new service for B&B owners to create and maintain their own website. You can contact Hugo at email@example.com.